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ACRE Mediation Training Course

Are you planning to enhance your career or to become a practicing Mediator in 2018?

Tue 20 Mar 2018 - Sun 25 Mar 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Gaborone Dam Site, Off Machel Drive, Gaborone, Botswana
50 hours CPD
BWP17500 + VAT


The RICS ACRE Mediation course will prepare you to mediate the most complex disputes to the highest standards. RICS ACRE TM Mediation Accreditation is a globally recognised qualification. Becoming an RICS Accredited Mediator benchmarks your quality and expertise in mediation practice.

RICS ACRE Mediation course uses four key fundamental elements specially designed to make this mediation training course unique.

  • Analytical: Helping parties to analyse the circumstances, law, evidence, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of their case to empower them to make pragmatic and viable settlement decisions.
  • Commercial: The training encompasses wide commercial as well as narrow legal realities to provide a flexible settlement, which courts or arbitration cannot.
  • Restorative: Focusing on restoring the business relationship between parties, proceedings are completely confidential to limit any further damage.
  • Expert: With many years’ experience and expertise in the field of the dispute, our mediators help parties to reach a common-sense settlement, or to narrow the issues in dispute, reducing court or arbitration cost.

Module 1

Introduction to Mediation and Mediation Advocacy

Suitable as a stand-alone course for those interested in entering the growing market for qualified mediation representatives, this introductory module provides the essential baseline skills to enable delegates to develop and expand their proficiency as a party representative.

Three full days’ training will provide you with a detailed introduction to facilitative and evaluative mediation. There is no formal assessment for this module, but 100% attendance is required.

Day one – Mediation in context, an overview and mediation ground rules

  •  Preparation
  •  Opening sessions

Day two - Exploration

  •  Verbal and non-verbal techniques
  •  Extracting a comprehensive narrative
  •  Engaging with parties

Day three - Negotiation

  • Applying your knowledge and experience in evaluative mediation
  • Exploring options and expert analysis
  • Robust reality testing of strengths and weaknesses
  • Working towards a settlement
  • Techniques in breaking deadlock
  • Mediation advocacy

Module 2

Practical Mediation skills and ACRE™ Mediation Training

Module Two is for those seeking qualification as an RICS Accredited Mediator. This intensive two-day training programme builds upon the skills acquired on Module One to develop your practical skills as a mediator.

This module is intensely hands-on with coaching and feedback throughout the role play exercises. Delegates participate in role play scenarios based on real life cases, acting as mediator and party with instructor and peer feedback.


Day four - Consolidation

  • Extended practical training
  • Consolidation of skills learned in Module One 
  • Running a mediation alone

Day five - Advanced skills and assessment

  • Advanced mediation skills
  • Time limited mediation
  • Video assessment

Module two assessment:

  • Developmental assessment: Assessment takes place throughout the module, with detailed and constructive feedback from the instructors.
  • Video assessment: Delegates act as mediator in a one-hour videoed case study role play scenario
  • Written assessment: 1,500-word essay or written role play scenario submitted after course completion and online ethics module.

In association with:

  • mediation-mechanics
BWP17500 + VAT
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